The Missouri Association of College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) has named COE alumna Mary Carpenter (BS 1981, MA secondary school counseling1988), the 2013 recipient of the Peggy Clinton Memorial Service Award, its highest honor. Carpenter has been a counselor at Affton High School for 27 years; the last two as college counselor.
“Over her career, Mary has shown amazing strength and endurance in working with and helping the students of Affton,” Affton High School Principal Sue Jackson said. “We couldn’t be more proud of her, and grateful that she is able to work with our students every day.”
COE alumna Jen Stenger who earned her doctorate in education last year, recently published her dissertation. In June, she self-published The Life That Chose Us: Educators with Tourette Syndrome.
Stenger, who was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 16, has worked at Belleville School District 201 for the last 13 years and currently teaches English at Belleville East High School. She said she published the book to highlight educators who have worked through their disabilities.
“I want to get the word out there that educators with disabilities, in this case specifically Tourette syndrome, are successful, competent educators,” she said. “We have something to contribute.”
Stenger credited COE faculty member Matthew Davis, her adviser and mentor during her doctoral work, with helping her find the courage to talk about what it’s like to have Tourette syndrome. He advised her to seek other educators with Tourette syndrome for her dissertation. Full article available online here.
Sinaria Jabbar, PhD adult & higher education 2008, is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences and also serves as the Assistant to the Director at the Office of International Relations, both at the University of Jordan located in Amman, Jordan.
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